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Home Improvement Projects in 2020/2021 – What Do We Offer?

Home Improvement Projects in 2020/2021 – What Do We Offer?

With 2021 just around the corner a lot of people will be turning their attention to next year. You will be thinking up new and exciting New Year’s resolutions and start brainstorming ideas and goals that you want to achieve over the next 12 months, some of you will already know your goals and will have planned how to make this a reality, whilst others will start to think about it in the next few weeks/months. With this in mind, we are going to outline all of the home improvement products and ...

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Winter is Approaching – Time to Upgrade?

Winter is Approaching – Time to Upgrade?

With the winter fast approaching it is nearly that time for the heating to be cranked up and to spend your nights watching movies and relaxing on the sofa rather than in the pubs by the beach. Whether you love the winter or hate it, it is the perfect time to upgrade your home in order to save money on your energy bills. During the winter, you use much more energy to heat your home and this can vastly increase your energy bills which no one wants. The problem usually is linked to your windows a...

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Monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic

Monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has affected thousands of businesses worldwide and it is no different in the construction and fenestration industry. With talk of a recession and the second wave hitting the world we want to let our clients and potential clients know that we are doing our best to ensure your safety and the safety of our teams. We are keeping our eyes peeled for updates and making sure all protocols that are required are adhered to. We will only complete work when you and the team feel completely safe ...

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3 Tips for Glass Window Replacements

3 Tips for Glass Window Replacements

Windows are a great product that allow natural light and heat to flood into your property whilst improving the energy efficiency and security of your home. But one thing about windows is that they can easily be damaged as they are made up mostly of glass which as we all know isn’t the strongest material in the world. In this week’s blog, we are going to give you 3 tips about windows and window replacements to ensure you don’t make a costly mistake in the future. Repair or Replace a Crack...

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Green Homes Grant Update – Double Glazing

Green Homes Grant Update – Double Glazing

The updates so far for the Green Homes Grant have been slow and have often come with not much meat on the bone. However, the most recent update has finally given us something that we can sink our teeth into. Take a look at the statement below – “Builders, plumbers, and other tradespeople across England will need a government-backed seal of approval to provide their services as part of the new £2 billion Green Homes Grant going live at the end of September. The new scheme will see the gover...

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Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

Masks to be Worn in Showrooms

In-line with the Government’s announcement on July 24th that masks are now mandatory when entering shops – We are now encouraging everyone who visits our showroom or other showrooms around the Country to wear face masks in order to not only protect our team but also to safeguard themselves from this horrible virus. Many businesses within the Industry have already implemented this with others starting to enforce it in the coming weeks to ensure the safety of everybody. Along with safety con...

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Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Update on Green Homes Grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy otherwise known as BEIS has responded to an urgent appeal from a member of the fenestration community to help clarify the Grant and to provide further information. The response can be seen below – As you can see from the correspondence above they are focusing a lot on fraud protection to ensure this new grant isn’t abused by people who don’t need it. It also looks like you the users of the grant and suppliers who carry out the w...

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Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

Extensions to be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws

According to Robert Jenrick Extensions will be Fast-Tracked in line with New Planning Laws in order to boost spending on homes and to help businesses recover from the effects caused by Covid-19. Robert Jenrick tweeted this on July 21st – “We are giving families the freedom to build up on their home or build new flats above, providing additional space for children or elderly relatives as their household grows.” The new law will come into place in September and will help accelerate the pro...

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Nimbus Buy CustoMade

Nimbus Buy CustoMade

In a recent Statement, Nimbus have confirmed that they have acquired CustoMade. The decision was made after the effects of Covid-19 had led to CustoMade being placed into Administration. The takeover will save 870 jobs and give a strong boost to the industry as we recover from this terrible pandemic. You can read the Press Release from CustoMade below: European Private Equity fund Nimbus, together with its financing source MidCap Financial, have agreed to buy the majority of the Customade Grou...

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The Green Homes Grant – What Is It?

The Green Homes Grant – What Is It?

The UK Government on the 8th of July announced the new Green Homes Grant that will be available from September for UK homeowners. So, if you haven’t heard about this yet I bet you are wondering what it is and how can it benefit you? Well in this week’s blog we are going to take a look at the new Green Homes Grant and tell you exactly why this is great news for homeowners and Landlords around the Country. Essentially vouchers of up to £10,000 will be available depending on your income whic...

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Let the Light In

Let the Light In

Natural light has many benefits to a home and this week we are going to take a look at why you should let as much natural light into your home as possible, especially during the summer. One of the main benefits when it comes to natural light is the saving on energy bills. The more light you let into your home the less energy you will need to use. You won’t have to waste power on lighting your home when the sun is already doing it for you and therefore the more windows/skylights that you have...

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Why is Improving Your Home Better than Moving?

Why is Improving Your Home Better than Moving?

There has always been a big debate between homeowners on whether they should upgrade to a bigger property and move altogether or would it be easier to expand and improve the home you currently live in. There are various factors that can influence your decision. For example, if you literally have no room to expand and your family is getting bigger then you have no option, you must move to a larger property. However, many homes have more space than you think such as in the attic and in the garde...

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How Long Does It Take to Install Windows?

How Long Does It Take to Install Windows?

The time for a window installation can vary greatly depending on the size of the windows, the style and design and the access to the window frame itself. The time will also vary depending on how many windows you are installing; the average window takes around 30 minutes to install. This is assuming there are no unexpected surprises, most jobs will take under a day to complete. The only jobs that tend to take longer than a day are big commercial jobs and large homes with a high number of install...

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Business is Back

Business is Back

With things slowly getting back to a semi-normal state, we have begun to pick up and get back into the thick of it. During this initial period where things start to ease up we will be strictly following the social distancing rules to ensure the safety of you our clients and our staff members. Everyone’s health and safety is our main priority and if we or you don’t feel completely comfortable we won’t enter your property. We want you and our staff to have confidence and abide by the rules t...

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The Big Question – Why Do Front Doors Open Inwards

The Big Question – Why Do Front Doors Open Inwards

At Countrywide Windows, we know you’ve all wondered at some point in your life “why do front doors open inwards”. Well it’s your lucky day as we are going to answer that question in this blog. When you go to the supermarket, shops, pub etc, they have all kinds of doors, pulls, pushes, revolving and sliding so why does almost every home have inward swinging front doors? There are three main reasons for this and they are – Security Traditional doors often have hinges on the swinging si...

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Home Improvement Projects in 2020/2021 – What Do We Offer?

Home Improvement Projects in 2020/2021 – What Do We Offer?

With 2021 just around the corner a lot of people will be turning their attention to next year. You will be thinking up new and exciting New Year’s resolutions and start brainstorming ideas and goals that you want to achieve over the next 12 months, some of you will already know your goals and will have planned how to make this a reality, whilst others will start to think about it in the next few weeks/months. With this in mind, we are going to outline all of the home improvement products and ...

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Winter is Approaching – Time to Upgrade?

Winter is Approaching – Time to Upgrade?

With the winter fast approaching it is nearly that time for the heating to be cranked up and to spend your nights watching movies and relaxing on the sofa rather than in the pubs by the beach. Whether you love the winter or hate it, it is the perfect time to upgrade your home in order to save money on your energy bills. During the winter, you use much more energy to heat your home and this can vastly increase your energy bills which no one wants. The problem usually is linked to your windows a...

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Monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic

Monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 has affected thousands of businesses worldwide and it is no different in the construction and fenestration industry. With talk of a recession and the second wave hitting the world we want to let our clients and potential clients know that we are doing our best to ensure your safety and the safety of our teams. We are keeping our eyes peeled for updates and making sure all protocols that are required are adhered to. We will only complete work when you and the team feel completely safe ...

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